Salomon Q-96 Lumen

Salomon Q-96 Lumen
Category: All mountain
Level: Medium
Brand: Salomon
Modelyear: 2016
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 128/95/114 mm Turning radius: 18.40 m Weight: 1510 gram (162 cm)
Sizes: 154,162,170 cm
(Official information from Salomon)


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Elle O’Muircheartaigh
Elle O’Muircheartaigh (Guest)
27/11/2019
Strenghts:
They float and surf through pow like a dream thanks to the wood core, honeycomb tip and rocker. Their light weight makes them great company for backcountry. They’re also a great resort ski as they hold their edge on hard pack and deliver on high speed turns too.

Weaknesses:
Can get a little chatter at high speed, and you’ll feel bumps a little more than if you went for a more solid ski like a Blizzard black pearl.

Summary:
The ultimate one quiver ski. They’ll make you happy any day of the season, on any snow conditions. They hold and edge, carve well and are quick edge-to-edge despite the 96mm waist. The width makes your powder surfing dreams come true, they are light, responsive and turn easily. Perfect investment for the regular skier who wants one pair of skis that can handle anything within resort bounds, particularly for intermediate and above skiers.

Model year: 2013
Riding style: 40% piste, 60% powder
Length on the ski: 170 cm
Riders weight: 62 kg
Riders length: 173 cm

Dutchess
15/12/2017
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Strenghts:
The Q-96 Lumen captures the look with a nice design and personally wakes my longing for the alps. The first ride with these skis was in the Alps of Cervinia. The first thought that struck me after the first turns was how lightweight they are compared to other skis I've tested. Everything thanks to the rocker profile. Even now, a few years later, I still think the Q-96 is the easiest and most straightforward ski I've gone.

The skis are ideal for both beautiful pistes and offpiste tours. In comparison to other offpiste skiing I've tested, I think these have been easiest to deal with in the sneeze.

By the way, they are very stable and well-behaved. It takes a lot to get the rider out of balance. I would like to say that even beginners could easily handle the Q-96. The ski is also very lightweight, which makes it easier for you to carry them a bit up the mountains.
Very affordable.

Weaknesses:
On lighter surfaces in the piste they seem to have difficulty grasping, which has led to a number of incidents at higher speeds. This, however, can also depend on my technique.

Summary:
My favorite ski slips of all I've tested. Fortunately, these are my own skis. Uncomplicated, light-weighted and generally pleasant. Simplifies the day of the rider. It's just to go down and enjoy.

Model year: 2014
Riding style: Pistons and pillows
Length on the ski: 178 cm
Riders weight: 66 kg
Riders length: 180 cm